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New ACL journal Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL)

Following the decision of the ACL Executive Committee, which was announced at the ACL Business Meeting this year in Portland, we are now happy to launch the TACL journal - Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics.

TACL targets papers of quite similar scope to our current (long) conference papers. Papers published at TACL will also receive a presentation slot at the annual ACL conference. TACL is thus intended to become an additional submission venue for presentation at the conference, coupled with fast turnaround journal-style reviewing and a journal publication. In the future, additional conferences may join as presentation venues for TACL papers. While coupling with a conference presentation is a major feature of TACL, authors may choose to avoid such presentation.

The first two co-editors of TACL are Michael Collins and Dekang Lin, who will lead the journal setup and operation. The journal is expected to open for submissions in spring 2012, with papers accepted by a pre-set deadline receiving a presentation slot at ACL-2013. Additional details will be provided in the near future on the journal website and in a call for papers.

You are all welcome to plan your submissions to TACL!

Ido Dagan
Past President of the ACL
On behalf of the ACL Executive Committee